Thursday, July 14, 2011

Friday Flash 55 ~ No Other Gods

Tissot The Golden Calf





No Other Gods
except for that big gold thing over there…


Don't know much
about religion,
but when I was 12,
Mama got a crush 
on the good-looking preacher
at the Calvary Baptist Church,
so for six months,
we all went to church.

Three times a week.


Today everybody's 
butt's in the air,
worshiping the
Almighty Big Buck.


Wasn't there
something in there
about a Golden Calf?







Posted for Friday Flash 55 at the  G-Man's
fiction in 55 words for fun and absolutely no profit.




  A young hedgewitchlet,
dressed for Sunday School
       



Image:The Golden Calf, as in Exodus 32:4, by James Tissot
Illustration, circa 1900, courtesy wikimedia commons





27 comments:

  1. Clever twist. So was the golden calf predicting the big buck? There might be a whole sect devoted to that interpretation! Oh wait, there is . . .

    We all worship something. It's good to stop and think once in a while about what that might be.

    I'm off to do so now, as I meet my husband for dinner . . .

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  2. Exactly. Enjoy your service, (no pun intended but, really why not?) Thanks for reading, Ruth.

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  3. We're warned not to idolize wealth, yet the supposed reward (waiting just through those pearled gates) is a jeweled crown of gold?

    (What worth would jewels and gold have in Heaven?)

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  4. moo...last time i ever wear golden spandex...

    yes, the dollar...or what it brings to us...we all do worship something...for some it is themselves...possessions...justin beiber...but mostly money yeah...

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  5. The young Hedgewitchlet is a doorbell!

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  6. @FB Yes, many times I ask myself, what happened?

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  7. Crisp, sharp and relevant. A nice entry ~

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  8. Chasing Parson Brown. Interesting.

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  9. dont think the buck or the cow are helping much these days...

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  10. Hedge!!!!
    I LOVED this little glimpse into your past.
    Loved the story, Loved the Pic.
    Most Perfect 55 My Friend.
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  11. power in the simplicity of your question!



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  12. Too true, too true.
    There's lust in religion, whether it be for the handsome preacher or the wealth at the end of the tunnel.
    I dont know what I believe or what I worship, but sometimes I find myself chasing that stupid buck worried about making ends meet.
    Cute picture of past tense hedgewitch.

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  13. Ah but it's the LOVE of money that does the harm.
    (or so they say)

    I'm up here.

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  14. I think heat fatigue has given you a case of Coal Black. 'Course, how else to sling, I mean sing, those pentacostal ponzi rube blues? Loved the notion of wrong worship as back-assed, cheeks applauding the Calf. - Brendan

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  15. Give me love over money, anyday! :)

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  16. At least butt in the air is the right position for what comes next.

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  17. Thanks all--this was a piece that I would have liked to have gone further with, but the project of unburying my childhood is difficult. This is just a slice of it, with a large dollop of adult cynicism on top.

    @G-Man Thanks, my friend--glad you liked and hope you feel better soon.

    @twm & MZ: Amen, and I laughed out loud when I read your comments.

    @Brendan: There's a little Coal Black and a lot of blue collar under my skin, I'm afraid, but most of the time it's an asset. And you got the image perfectly.

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  18. Oh so good, Hedge. Loved the almighty buck reference. The small Hedgewitch is so so adorable!

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  19. Yes, there is more to this story and you did it SO well with 55 words. You are amazing and I love your grade school photo. :)

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  20. so true. love how you worded it.

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  21. No truer words were ever spoken. :)

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  22. "Today everybody's
    butt's in the air,"

    i agree with the walking man...

    great 55!

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